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All buzz, no threat

By Phyllis Moore
Published in News on April 30, 2012 1:46 PM

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Bill Thering, president of Beekeepers of the Neuse, removes a swarm of honeybees from a cedar tree near his home. This is the time of the year when beehives will divide. Residents are urged not to destroy the bees but contact a beekeeper who can relocate the hive.

Encountering a swarm of bees doesn't have to be cause for alarm. While the mere sight of them might be upsetting, the first rule of thumb, beekeepers say, is not to aggravate them. "They're not life-threatening or damaging to any...

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